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American Family Association hate group mouthpiece Bryan Fischer said that gays should not be allowed to parent children because children in same-sex homes are at a higher risk for sexual molestation, citing the deeply flawed Mark Regnerus study and the Jerry Sandusky Penn State abuse case, Right Wing Watch reports.

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  1. A single day prior to everyone finding out about Sandusky, conservatives would have hoisted him up on their shoulders.

    "What a fabulous man! He's adopted so many children in need. He started such a wonderful organization for them! He's been married to his wife for so long. He coaches a man's sport! He works with a legendary coach and outspoken Republican, Papa Joe! He is something fantastic."

    And then the next day, he's a gay pedophile, just waiting to prey on your children and advance the homosexual agenda.

    You have to be a complete derp to believe any folks who make these kind of claims.

    Posted by: kpo5 | Jul 17, 2012 11:40:20 AM


  2. Wow what a hate monger. Wasn't Jerry married to a woman. Really hate how these people use " Junk Science".

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Jul 17, 2012 11:40:39 AM


  3. Bryan-
    Clean up your own flock's debris first before addressing a subject you have no knowledge of and rely on myths and fairy tales to make your point.
    Your esteemed hetero brethren don't have a stellar record in keeping homes safe for their children and the divorce rate -especially in the South where the AFA has the most members- the number of divorced households, single-parent families and out of wed-lock births due to the lack of proper education is a breath-taking indictment of the drivel that drips out of your forked tongue.

    Posted by: nick | Jul 17, 2012 11:43:36 AM


  4. But wait.. what if I'm a single gay parent... Does that make a difference?
    I actually have two biological children (both have reached their majority so it's not a point for me), but if someone tried to take away my custody rights to them, I would be at the Supreme Court already.
    I'm just lucky to have an amazing co-parent/ex-wife. If it weren't for the fact that I'm gay, we'd still be married.

    Posted by: BJ | Jul 17, 2012 11:47:17 AM


  5. When will these people realize that pedophilia and homosexuality are NOT the same thing! And just because a pedophile molests boys, it does not mean he's gay. How do these people get away with saying this crap? Even worse, people believe it. scary.

    Posted by: Lucas | Jul 17, 2012 11:48:20 AM


  6. Bryan Fischer should be denied custody of air.

    Posted by: AZEXPAT | Jul 17, 2012 11:53:30 AM


  7. I suggest not being surprised or caring about anything he says.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 17, 2012 11:54:17 AM


  8. Agreed, Paul. There is no need to get into a discussion with every jackass braying by the side of the road.

    Posted by: melvin | Jul 17, 2012 12:06:58 PM


  9. We can not trust children with Catholics pedophile priest or any Christian that rapes and abuses children, they seem to be the ones who are doing all of the abuse to children today. Check the facts, straight people rape and abuse children the most.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 17, 2012 12:08:21 PM


  10. What about all the straight men that sexually abuse their daughters. Should we not allow straight parents to have children?

    Posted by: Jayson | Jul 17, 2012 12:18:33 PM


  11. OK towleroad, time for some simple truths:

    1) AFA's Bryan Fischer will never like the gays;
    2) There will always be people in world who don't like the gays and have ridiculous politics like this;
    3) The gays will not change the way these people think through condemnation;
    4) Giving attention to Bryan Fischer only legitimizes and encourages him and people like him.

    Why not just stop posting these stupid videos and focus on credible criticism of the gay community (and light-hearted gay and science themed stories)??

    Posted by: mark | Jul 17, 2012 12:22:50 PM


  12. @Jayson, most pedophiles who molest boys are straight as well.

    Posted by: Lucas | Jul 17, 2012 12:28:28 PM


  13. @pamspaulding @rightwingwatch @BryanJFischer Poor Bigot Fischer needs a daily lithium injection for his religitard paranoia

    Posted by: Mykelb | Jul 17, 2012 12:29:15 PM


  14. @ Mark: "know thine enemy". It's not encouraging him by posting on a gay site....it's educating a passive gay community to effect change.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Jul 17, 2012 12:29:37 PM


  15. So if one is to believe this report then children should not be allowed to be part of the catholic church because it HAS been proven that Catholic Priest molest children more often in church's .

    Posted by: Mark | Jul 17, 2012 12:45:47 PM


  16. OK mark, time for some simple truths:
    1) Most of us know this already, but new people check out this site all the time and perhaps want to know who our enemies are and what they are saying;
    2) See #1
    3) See #1
    4) See #1

    5) I'm sure you are capable of just skipping the stories that don't interest you, especially since there are headlines and usually a picture -- another simple truth.
    6) Please quit posting comments about stories you don't want to read because you are not only wasting your time, but mine as well as I read your comments, which intent it seems is to only make you feel superior -- i.e., I'll post these "simple truths" so that those stupid gays among us know what they should be interested in.

    Great job Andy!

    Posted by: stpetegreg | Jul 17, 2012 12:49:27 PM


  17. Look for the Regnerus "study" to take center stage as November approaches. The Regnerus study was commissioned by NOM affiliates for this very reason. Spitzer's renunciation of his "ex-gay" study was the final nail in the coffin of the ex-gay myth. So they needed a new pseudo-scientific study to bash gays with. Now, we'll have to work through this one over the next few years. The masterminds behind the anti-gay movement, like Princeton's Robbie George (the person behind the Regnerus "study"), are extremely dangerous. They are very, very smart and completely diabolical. We cannot be complacent.

    Posted by: candide001 | Jul 17, 2012 1:11:39 PM


  18. Sandusky, like nearly ALL pedophiles, is a straight-identified man who people thought was "so good with kids" and went out of his way to spend time with them. Most child sex abuse is perpetrated by family members or a friend of the family.

    The goal of a pedophile is to gain access to victims and the way to do that is to blend in and seem harmless, to not raise any red flags in the minds of other adults. Thanks to erroneous stereotypes of gay men parents are more likely to pay attention to their interaction with children, so that would NOT be a successful strategy for a pedophile. There have been studies and if you draw a Venn Diagram of child abusers and openly gay men there is VERY little overlap. Statistically it's very rare.

    It's unfortunate that Bryan Fisher hasn't been run over by a bus. Hope springs eternal.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 17, 2012 1:15:44 PM


  19. Please don't post any more of this guy's ravings. It's really a broken record at this point, and I'm not interested in knowing about this pathetic creature and his rantings.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 17, 2012 1:24:01 PM


  20. +1 for what Jack M said. I check this site a couple of times a day because there is so much good stuff posted. But there is nothing new or surprising about what Bryan Fisher has to say. I'd rather have more "Call Me Maybe" lip sync posts than another one about this troll!

    Posted by: CJ | Jul 17, 2012 2:01:15 PM


  21. I think you missed my point STPETEGREG. Sure, someone may come on this site and not know that there is a guy out there incorrectly blabbering about gays being pedophiles, but chances are most gays have heard it before.

    The reason I think towleroad, or any other gay media, should avoid these kinds of postings is because they do nothing but fan heated emotional flames and distract us from where our efforts should really be focussed -- on those people who are ambivalent towards us. The people who hate the gays will always hate the gays and we just need to accept that and ignore them. The people who don't know why they should care are the ones who need our attention.

    And it's a bit trite to say that I'm commenting on something I have no interest in. It's a critique about the site's content choices which is totally appropriate.

    Posted by: mark | Jul 17, 2012 2:11:51 PM


  22. The bond between a parent and a child is so strong that it should take something really severe for the state to interfere with it. No one is as likely to care for a child as his/her parent. As someone who has been involved with pro-family causes Mr. Fischer would know this. It's hard to see why he thinks sexual orientation trumps the parent-child bond. There is nothing in the nature of being gay or lesbian that prevents a person from being an excellent parent. Even if there were a slightly greater chance of a gay parent being likely to molest a child (and I don't know that there is), the risk would have to be extremely high to make the child better off with someone else. Parents don't grow on trees. You get only two biological parents in life. After that you're done. I'd say "mend it, don't end it" when it comes to the parent-child relationship. If I were an attorney I'd offer my services free of charge to any parent about to lose his custody rights due to sexual orientation.

    Posted by: Mary | Jul 17, 2012 2:42:06 PM


  23. Listen Bryan, I will have a double barrelled shot gun waiting for anyone trying to take my children away because of these bigotted,evil, and ignorant views.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 17, 2012 2:48:51 PM


  24. "Sandusky, like nearly ALL pedophiles, is a straight-identified man"

    No, Jerry Sandusky is a homosexual who is attracted to young males (i.e. to boys). Clearly, his marriage to a woman was a sham to conceal his sexual orientation (entirely common for men of his generation--in fact, the norm for men of his generation).

    Trying to deny that there are homosexual pedophiles is as ridiculous as Fisher's attempt to promote the idea that pedophilia is rampant among homosexuals.

    Stop trying to whitewash the truth for purposes of political expediency. It will not work, because people will see right through it. The best policy is always to stick to the truth, and the truth is that:

    a) most pedophiles prefer one gender or the other and are therefore either homosexual or heterosexual

    b) most pedophiles are heterosexual although the incidence of pedophilia is a bit higher among homosexuals, for unknown reasons

    c) the vast majority of heterosexuals and homosexuals are not pedophiles.

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 17, 2012 2:50:50 PM


  25. This man is dangerous and is broadcast on over 200 radio stations. People listen to him. Boys and girls we need to know what the enemy is saying to neutralize them. It's a lesson of war.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 17, 2012 2:51:14 PM


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